Month: January 2008
This is a very revealing ask mefi thread about class/status anxiety. Poster is naive middle-class kid jealous of rich friends. Comments include many presuppositions about class in the US. Fascinating!
Three part PBS documentary about the desire of people to increase their place in the status hierarchy adn the “anxieties that result from a focus on how one is perceived by others.”
Links to tons of different art museums and unusual exhibits online from around the globe.
Enormous archive of virtually every antiquity held by anyone.
Extensive database of greek mythology and art.
Super excellent blog about race in popular culture, like the title says.
Huge repository of images from 17thand 18th century French theatre
Unbelievably kick ass street fashion blog. Less casual and more avant-guarde than the American equivalent.
I love this San Francisco street fashion blog. My new goal is to get on it when I move there next year.
Very helpful, and lengthy, list of spanish language links
Spanish Verb Conjugation Trainer
Delicious sounding and healthy bran muffin recipe
Great article showing how all this ridiculousness about how young people are more narcissistic and selfish, etc. is often due to confirmation bias, misinterpretation of events, and so forth. Oh yeah, and then they tack on “social networking & reality TV”.
Lots of info & links on the current market, user base, competing services, etc.
Another article about how it’s not fats that are bad for you, it’s vegetable oil, white flour, and white sugar.
First part of a lengthy interview with Gary Taubes, author of Good Calories, Bad Calories which indicts many nutritional studies from the last 60 years and concludes again: it’s carbs, not fat, to watch out for.
USNET posts on the history of MUDs.
Three-part series on MUDs from (I’m thinking) the early 00s.
Archive of the History of USENET mailing list